2020 Production


Due to restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, APAA made the decision to postpone its July 2020 production of The Sound of Music to the end of the year. Therefore our 2020 training schedule will consist of one (not two) semesters, spread throughout the year – as social distancing laws and best practices allow.

We are excited to announce our production for 2020 will be the legendary, multi-award winning Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, ‘The Sound of Music’! 

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Important Dates for our 2020 programme and The Sound of Music performances are below. For more information, and to request an online registration form, email info@apaa.nz.

2020 Programme runs from: Saturday 8 February to Sunday 13 December 2020 with a hiatus in the middle of the year (dates TBC).

FIRST REHEARSAL/ORIENTATION: Saturday 8 February 2pm – 6pm

AUDITION WEEKEND: Auditions – Saturday 7 March ; Call backs – Sunday 8 March CAST ANNOUNCED: Friday 13 March

CAMP DATES: October 17 & 18 at Peter Snell Youth Village, Whangaparaoa

Theatre Week: Tuesday 8 December – Sunday 13 December

SHOW DATES: Friday 11 December, Saturday 12 December, Sunday 13 December. 6 performances at the ASB Waterfront Theatre

SYNOPSIS: The Sound of Music tells the uplifting story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.
The plot is based on the memoirs of Maria Augusta von Trapp, ‘The Story of the Trapp Family Singers’.  The musical includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage, including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music.
The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.
Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.


Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by “the Story of the Trapp Family Singers”

‘The Sound of Music’ is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals: http://www.rnh.com